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By Georgios Anagnostopoulos

ISBN-10: 1118610636

ISBN-13: 9781118610633

The Blackwell better half to Aristotle offers in-depth reports of the most issues of Aristotle's idea, from paintings to zoology.

The such a lot accomplished unmarried quantity survey of the lifestyles and paintings of Aristotle.
Comprised of forty newly commissioned essays from prime experts.
Coves the whole variety of Aristotle's paintings, from his 'theoretical' inquiries into metaphysics, physics, psychology, and biology, to the sensible and effective "sciences" resembling ethics, politics, rhetoric, and paintings.

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What we know about the nature of his works seems to raise problems for this, and possibly any, approach to dating his texts (see below). Is it likely that the search for an absolute or relative dating of Aristotle’s works will ever end successfully? The nature of Aristotle’s writings, especially of the treatises, makes it very difficult, if not impossible. But some scholars go even further, claiming that, given this nature, “it makes no sense to attempt to provide a chronology of Aristotle’s writings” (Barnes 1995: 21).

The period of travels, according to Jaeger saw, the beginning of Aristotle’s movement away from Platonism, especially in his metaphysical and epistemological views, leading towards empiricism; the development continued during Aristotle’s second period in Athens, when Aristotle headed his own school and, according to Jaeger, abandoned Platonism completely and became a full-fledged empiricist. Jaeger’s systematic arguments for his position are impressive, and his correlation of Aristotle’s alleged intellectual development to the main periods of his life makes for a neat account of the growth of one of the most prolific philosophers.

98 and 167; Ptolemy al-Garib no. 99. Works on medicine are also mentioned in Vita Marciana and Vita Lascaris. 3 Ross (1995: 3) cites views of Speusippus’ on Plato’s theories with which Aristotle disagreed; W. 6 1080b15, 8 1083a20, 9 1085a33). 4 That Aristotle’s son was with Herpyllis is also asserted in Vita Hesychii and in Suda, among others, and accepted by Ross (1995: 3) and Lloyd (1968: 8); but there are doubts. Düring, (1957: 262–7), citing a sentence in an Arabic version of Aristotle’s will that is missing from the Greek text and other testimony, says that, if we accept this sentence “we must conclude that N[ichomachus] was Aristotle’s legitimate son in his marriage with Pythias” (p.

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